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formic acid is stronger than the acetic acid.give reason?

formic acid is stronger than the acetic acid.give reason?

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Akarsh Aithal
36 Points
8 years ago
In formic acid,H atom hsving I =0 is attached with -COOH group which does not change the ionisation of the acid. But, -CH3 group attached with -COOH group in CH3-COOH has +ve inductive effect and so reduces the ionisation of acetic acid. Hence,formic acid is stronger acid than acetic acid.
chandrika
39 Points
8 years ago
In formic acid,H atom having I =0 is attached with -COOH group which does not change ... Hence,formic acid is stronger acid than acetic acid.
sachin
9 Points
8 years ago
Acidity can be analyzed by examining the corresponding conjugate base vis-a-vis study of available/active electronic effects on its stability.

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